Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…WINTER STORM WATCH NORTHERN GORE AND PARK RANGES OF NORTH
CENTRAL COLORADO WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
Colorado.

.DAY ONE…This Afternoon and Tonight

A ridge of high pressure aloft will bring warmer temperatures
today with mostly clear skies. Winds will be increasing over the
high country and into the foothills through today and tonight as a
weather system nears. Expect gusts up to 35 mph in the western
suburbs after midnight tonight, and gusts of 45 to 55 mph in the
foothills and east slopes of the Front Range Mountains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday

Hazardous winter travel conditions will develop in the mountains
during the day Wednesday, and continue through Wednesday night.
Light snow will likely linger in the high country through Thursday
and Friday. Travelers should anticipate snow covered roads, longer
travel times, and reduced visibility in some spots due to blowing
snow. Preliminary forecast snowfall amounts are 8 to 16 inches
for the northern Gore and Park Ranges including Rabbit Ears Pass,
and 4 to 8 inches for the Front Range Mountains and Summit
County. This same weather system may spread a little light snow
onto the plains by late Wednesday night and Thursday.

Strong and gusty winds will occur in/next to the Front Range
Foothills Wednesday, with peak gusts of 50 to 60 mph in wind prone
areas.

We’ll likely see bouts of gusty winds off and on this upcoming
weekend into the first part of next week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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